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Studying in the biology department gives you the skills and opportunities to advance human knowledge and understanding in today’s world. In order to make a difference to tomorrow’s world. A background in biology gives you many skills and increases your career options so that you can adapt to the world changing around you.

Experienced lecturers teach courses in small, friendly groups in a supportive environment. Excellent teaching facilities are located in a modern, purpose-built and well-equipped building.

We have an excellent reputation for quality and in an external QAA audit, the department scored 23 out of 24 for its Biology provision for students, one of the highest scores in the country.

Being a small department is one of our key assets – our students appreciate being part of a close-knit community where everyone knows one another and they are treated as individuals rather than just a number. This also helps our team of tutors to provide high-quality support and guidance by developing an understanding of how each student is progressing with their studies and enjoying their academic experience.


The majority of the department’s teaching takes place in our well-equipped Biosciences building which features excellent ICT facilities, a range of laboratories (which are available to be booked by our students) and prep rooms. Students also have access to equipment such as Scanning Electron Microscopes, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines (for use in DNA analysis), and climate-controlled insectaries. The Edge Hill JEOL Imaging Centre houses our state of the art electron microscopy facilities.

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Department of Biology
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
United Kingdom